If the name Ralph Steadman isn’t familiar to you his beautiful chaotic style of illustration probably is. With a career spanning over 50 years Steadman has been made a significant impact to popular culture since the late 60’s.
Famed for his political satire and surreal visual style, Steadman is perhaps most famous for his work with eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman’s illustrations for Thompson’s ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,’ are so widely known that they are now synonymous with the Gonzo Journalism movement that came out of the 70’s.
Steadman’s contribution to popular culture has continued well into the modern day, with his continued political work and illustration for Travis Scott and Quavo’s 2017 ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho’ release.
Ever the activist, the Vault by Vans x Ralph Steadman collection focuses on the ongoing issue of wildlife conservation, with each piece in the collection focussing on a different endangered animal. The collection features classic Vans silhouettes, T-shirts and skateboard decks and will be available at Footpatrol soon..!